Vikings Rumors & News

  • Sam Bradford ‘absolutely’ wants to play in 2018

    Sportsnaut "If there were any doubts about Sam Bradford wanting to continue his NFL playing career, a new report from Tom Pelissero of NFL Network should put them to rest. Speaking on this topic Thursday, Pelissero said he’s been told Bradford “absolutely” wants to play in 2018, despite making a ton of..." February 22

  • Josh McCown named new quarterback alternative for Vikings

    247 Sports "Josh McCown is a free agent quarterback name that gets lost in the shuffle with the three players the Minnesota Vikings have hitting the open market in addition to Kirk Cousins, who is looking at a record-breaking free agent deal. However, he could be a sneaky-good option for the Vikings if..." February 22

  • Sam Bradford could be perfect fit for Giants as veteran backup if Big Blue passes on top QB in NFL draft

    New York Daily News "The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles just did it. GM Howie Roseman and head coach Doug Pederson made a significant investment last offseason in a backup quarterback, Nick Foles, who Pederson knew well from pre-draft scouting and coaching Foles as the Eagles' quarterbacks coach in..." February 21

  • Vikings send Super Bowl gift to charitable Eagles fans

    Pro Football Talk "After the NFC Championship Game, we shared news about Eagles donating to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer’s foundation as a way of apologizing for bad behavior by other fans before, during and after the game. Some Eagles fans also donated to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation and some of them got a..." February 21

  • 15 NFL players who could be cut before free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The official start to the new league year is less than a month away, which means all 32 NFL teams are gearing up for their annual free agency frenzy. In preparation for said frenzy, each team is currently deep in evaluation mode, looking not just at the crop of impending free agents, but also..." February 21

  • NFL rumors: Vikings a better fit over Broncos for Kirk Cousins?

    Clutch Points "The future of in-demand quarterback Kirk Cousins remains up in the air. The New York Jets have recently emerged as the favorite to land the in-demand QB and are reportedly willing to pay him “whatever it takes” to sign. But if Cousins wants to join a team that has the best chance of winning, the..." February 21

  • Sharrif Floyd fighting Vikings over 2017 salary

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who spent the 2017 season on the team's non-football injury list as he tried to return from a nerve issue in his right knee, still is awaiting the settlement of a grievance he filed in September in hopes of recouping his full $6.757 million salary for the..." February 20

  • Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger TNF schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday

    Awful Announcing "Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lot of criticism over the past few years for a weaker schedule than..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 20

  • Bridgewater calls 2017 his 'favorite season by far'

    ESPN "Teddy Bridgewater has been in a reflective mood lately. Last week, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback posted a series of photos on Twitter from the 2017 season with the caption “humble servant.” A day earlier, Bridgewater took to Instagram to relay how being a leader among his teammates, peers,..." February 19

  • Vikings’ new offensive coordinator praises Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "The bad news for the Vikings is that their three veteran quarterbacks are due to hit the open market. The good news is that the Vikings can sign any quarterback they want, whether he played for the team last year or didn’t. The best news could be the Kirk Cousins is one of those available..." February 18

  • Vikings expected to consider QB AJ McCarron

    Twin Cities "It looks like a new quarterback is about to enter the mix Vikings’ quarterback mix. Should Minnesota be unable to re-sign free agent Case Keenum, it is expected to consider AJ McCarron. McCarron, 27, on Thursday was ruled an unrestricted free agent after winning a grievance against the..." February 18

  • Vikings Expected To Hire Former Raiders OC Todd Downing

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Adam Caplan, the Vikings are expected to hire former Raiders OC Todd Downing as their senior offensive assistant. The Bears previously interviewed Downing for their quarterbacks’ coach position, but elected to go in a different direction. Downing, 37, began his NFL coaching..." February 18

  • Case Keenum has 'it' factor

    247 Sports "Case Keenum may or may not be back with the Minnesota Vikings this season with free agency just around the corner, but he already has the eye of new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. DeFilippo joined host Paul Allen on KFAN in Minneapolis on Friday morning and was asked about his thoughts..." February 17

  • Vikings set to increase season ticket prices in 2018

    247 Sports "The Minnesota Vikings have one of the crown jewels of the NFL in U.S. Bank Stadium and it has quickly established itself as one of the rowdiest home environments in the league when the team is firing on all cylinders. Naturally, in today's climate, that means that a price hike on tickets is..." February 16

  • Browns & Vikings Teams To Watch For QB A.J. McCarron?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport, the Browns and Vikings are two teams to watch for free agent QB A.J. McCarron next month. McCarron officially won his grievance against the Bengals on Thursday and will now be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Regarding the Browns, Cleveland nearly..." February 16

  • NFL free agency rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 14

  • Jarvis Landry's 5 best non-Dolphins fits in NFL free agency

    Sporting News "Jarvis Landry has 400 career catches in only four seasons with the Dolphins. As Miami's premier slot wide receiver is set to hit NFL free agency, several other teams could use his services. Landry, only 25, has a specific set of skills that add up to his unique production. He led the league..." February 14

  • Case Keenum franchise tag and trade on table for Vikings

    247 Sports "Case Keenum heads into free agency having boosted his stock as much as any free agent in the league this past season. He played in 2017 on a one-year deal worth $2 million, but now could receive at least ten times that with his next contract. Starting next week, teams can begin to place the..." February 14

  • NFL Rumors: Who will be most active teams in NFL Free Agency?

    Fanrag Sports "We’re roughly one month from the NFL‘s annual free-agent shopping spree, when — despite general managers’ best efforts to build rosters primarily through the draft — executives often cannot resist the temptation of landing splashy free agents. With Kirk Cousins, Ziggy Ansah, Le’Veon Bell and..." February 13

  • These Two Teams Are Expected to Drive Up Price to Land Kirk Cousins in Free Agency

    12 Up "We all know this is a quarterback-driven league. A team may have a solid roster, but they find themselves struggling to win games because of the man behind center. Passing has never been more important in the NFL, and having a gunslinger that can get the job done is a necessity. Which is..." February 12

  • Eagles player on fake Super Bowl practice: Most coaches 'don't trust the Patriots'

    CBS Sports "Eagles long snapper Rick Lovato raised some eyebrows around the NFL this past week when he revealed during a radio interview that the Eagles held a fake practice during their walkthrough at U.S. Bank Stadium the day before the Super Bowl. According to Lovato, the Eagles decided to hold a fake..." February 11

  • Here’s what new Vikings coordinator John DeFilippo values in QBs

    Twin Cities "Last week, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said whoever Minnesota’s new offensive coordinator would be was going to be “heavily involved” in the Vikings’ decision-making process at quarterback. So now that John DeFilippo, the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback coach the past two seasons,..." February 10

  • Giants denied permission to interview Vikings QB coach for OC job

    Sportsnaut "The Minnesota Vikings already lost their offensive coordinator from 2017, Pat Shurmur, to the New York Giants. Now, as Shurmur looks into filling his own staff in the Big Apple, he’s been shut down by his old team from pursuing a coach he’s familiar with. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the..." February 10

  • Vikings’ job gives John DeFilippo chance to call plays

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles could have given John DeFilippo a promotion to offensive coordinator if Frank Reich gets the Colts’ head coaching job. But DeFilippo would not have taken over the play-calling in Philadelphia as head coach Doug Pederson isn’t giving up those duties. As offensive coordinator of the..." February 09

  • Vikings hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings’ new offensive coordinator is coming fresh off a Super Bowl parade. According to an NFL source, the team is hiring Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who interviewed with Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer in Philadelphia following the Eagles’ Super..." February 09

  • Giants Likely To Hire Vikings QBs Coach Kevin Stefanski As Offensive Coordinator

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason La Canfora, Vikings QBs coach Kevin Stefanski is likely to be hired as the Giants’ new offensive coordinator following the news that Minnesota is adding Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator. A source tells Alex Marvez of the Sporting News that..." February 09

  • QB coach Stefanski will be OC for either Vikings or Giants in 2018

    Sporting News "Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski will be an NFL offensive coordinator in 2018. The only question is where. A source told Sporting News that Stefanski is the top target of new Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, who was the Vikings' offensive coordinator the past two..." February 08

  • Vikings will interview John DeFilippo on Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles are making the Vikings wait until next week to interview quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. Unless they aren’t. Adam Caplan of SiriusXM reports that the Vikings will interview DeFilippo for the still-vacant offensive coordinator position on Thursday. Adam Schefter of ESPN previously..." February 07

  • Seven Favorites To Acquire Eagles’ Nick Foles After Super Bowl Win

    NESN "Nick Foles might leave Philadelphia this offseason in a blaze of glory. Then again, he might not. As the Philadelphia Eagles consider whether to keep their Super Bowl-winning quarterback or trade him this offseason, oddsmakers have named seven teams most likely to acquire him if the Eagles..." February 06

  • Vikings bring back defensive coordinator George Edwards for 2018

    Sporting News "A source close to the Vikings tells Sporting News that the team has renewed defensive coordinator George Edwards' contract for 2018. Edwards' previous deal expired after the 2017 season, but the Vikings made an easy decision to retain him after he guided the NFL's No. 1 defense during a run..." February 05

  • Vikings Plan To Interview John DeFilippo

    Pro Football Rumors "While nothing formal’s transpired yet on the John DeFilippo-to-Minnesota front, the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach looks like a candidate to become the next Vikings OC. The Vikings plan to meet with DeFilippo, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports (on Twitter). This subject has..." February 05

  • Pat Shurmur wins assistant coach of the year

    Giants "Pat Shurmur last night took time out from his new job to accept an accolade he earned in his former position. The Giants’ new head coach was cited as the Associated Press 2017 Assistant Coach of the Year at the NFL Honors show held on the University of Minnesota campus. Shurmur recently..." February 04

  • Darrell Bevell Reportedly Drawing Interest from Josh McDaniels, Giants, Vikings

    Bleacher Report "Former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is drawing interest from the Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings to fill their vacant offensive coordinator positions, according to Ian Rapoport of In Indianapolis, Bevell would be working under Josh..." February 04

  • Saints' Morstead fulfills $221K promise to Minnesota Children's Hospital

    ESPN "The name of Thomas Morstead's charity is “What You Give Will Grow.” But the New Orleans Saints punter never could have imagined growth like this. Morstead spent an emotional, exhausting and overwhelmingly rewarding day at the Super Bowl on Friday, doing countless media interviews and presenting..." February 03

  • Lucky couple will spend Super Bowl eve inside U.S. Bank Stadium

    Sporting News "For one lucky couple, their Super Bowl experience won't get much better than this. Winners of the Courtyard by Marriott Super Bowl contest, Chelsea and Courey Marshall will not only attend the Super Bowl, but they will spend the night before the game in a luxury suite inside U.S. Bank Stadium...." February 03

  • Kirk Cousins says Vikings ‘number one’ on wish list

    Sportsnaut "If Kirk Cousins gets his wish following the shocking Alex Smith to Washington trade, he’ll be the quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings in 2018, according to a report. Now, there’s a lot going on here. Because it’s unclear at this time what Minnesota is interested in doing heading into the 2018..." February 02

  • Case Keenum feels there’s “unfinished business” in Minnesota

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "After a magical year in Minnesota, quarterback Case Keenum’s future is now in flux. Keenum is one of three starting-caliber quarterbacks on the Vikings’ roster who officially becomes a free agent at the beginning of the new league year in March. The Vikings can decide to use the franchise tag..." February 02

  • Teddy Bridgewater's stint on PUP list to start 2017 season could decide his free-agency status

    ESPN "If Teddy Bridgewater's contract is tolled for the 2018 season, it won't be a decision that's made by the Minnesota Vikings. According to general manager Rick Spielman, Bridgewater is "technically ready to become a free agent," but there remains the prospect that the Vikings quarterback could..." February 02

  • Anthony Barr wants long-term extension with Vikings

    Twin Cities "Anthony Barr has made three straight Pro Bowls for the Vikings, and he has no desire to play for another team. The 25-year-old linebacker said Tuesday he hopes to sign a long-term contract extension with Minnesota this offseason. “Yeah, I love it here,” Barr told the Pioneer Press...." February 02

  • NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference..." February 02

  • Eagles QBs Coach John DeFilippo Could Be Name To Watch For Vikings’ OC Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vikings president/co-owner Mark Wilf said Wednesday that more candidates could be interviewed for the team’s offensive coordinator job, even though there were some recent reports that a decision could be coming at some point in the near future. Chris Tomasson reports that a name to keep an eye..." February 01

  • Vikings CB Terence Newman Planning To Return For 2018 Season

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vikings CB Terence Newman mentioned during an interview with KFAN on Thursday that he intends to play next season and make another run at a Super Bowl, per Sam Ekstrom. It’s incredible that Newman has been able to play this long in the NFL and is still a serviceable player, considering his age..." February 01

  • Kevin Stefanski In “Strong Position” For Vikings’ OC Job, Giants Also Interested

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ben Goessling of the Star-Tribune, Vikings QBs coach Kevin Stefanski is in “strong position” to be the team’s new offensive coordinator. However, Goessling adds that Pat Shurmur is also interested in hiring Stefanski as his offensive coordinator with the Giants, which could factor..." January 31

  • Kirk Cousins' path to Vikings becomes more clear after Alex Smith trade

    Sporting News "The Redskins did Kirk Cousins a favor by trading for Alex Smith. The first domino of the quarterback market in 2018 has fallen, and the next one — signing Cousins in free agency — should fall right on the Vikings' heads. Compared to Cousins, Smith in 2017 was the better, more successful West..." January 31

  • Report: Fox paying $550 million a year for Thursdays

    Pro Football Talk "Here’s why Thursday Night Football isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. According to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, the winning bid submitted by Fox for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is worth $550 million a year. He also reports that the top Fox broadcast team of Joe Buck and..." January 31

  • The NFL Lost $30 Million In Ad Revenue Thanks To Plummeting TV Ratings in 2017

    Total Pro Sports "It has been an ongoing issue for two seasons now with the NFL losing viewers for various reasons. While many pointed to Colin Kaepernick and his stance to kneel during the National Anthem which caused hundreds of other players to follow suit, you’d also have to count in the fact that many people..." January 31

  • Adam Thielen admits he played through back fractures

    Fanrag Sports "Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen‘s status was cloudy leading up to the NFC Championship against the Philadelphia as he was dealing with a back injury, but he ultimately gave it a go in the loss. On Wednesday, Thielen confirmed that he played through back fractures, but noted that..." January 31

  • Fox reportedly near deal to win broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football

    Awful Announcing "Scott Soshnick and Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg report that Fox is close to a deal for the broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football. Fox’s Thursday Night Football bid is reportedly higher than the $45 million per game price ($450 million over 10 games) that CBS and NBC combined to pay last..." January 31

  • Vikings LB says Teddy Bridgewater was ‘throwing dimes’ in practice

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Vikings have some tough decisions to make at the quarterback position this offseason, but ultimately their best option could be to stick with the player they invested a first-round draft pick in just four years ago. In an appearance on PFT Live Tuesday morning, Vikings linebacker..." January 30

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